Dale Hawerchuk, a high flyer hockey legend deceased fighting a long battle with stomach cancer. His son Eric and the teams he coached confirms his death on Tuesday. He was alas just 57 and could have achieved more wonders. Hawerchuk faced four rounds of chemo treatments in the month of April and was expecting a positive change. But, three months later Eric announced on Twitter his dad is again in the treatment stage because of some health complications. He was improving at first but later encountered some major health challenges.
Spending his years with the Winnipeg Jets, he entered the Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues, and later completed his final years of career in Philadelphia. This hockey star became the rising superstar of the Jets on the way to his great legacy. Hornick said. “He loved to win. He was a competitive person,” His team was never disappointed as he added value to the overall performance by his integrity and teamwork.
As tweeted by his son, the cancer was resurging and his health was falling down gradually despite all medications. He has diagnosed a cancer patient in August, that forced him to undergo a long leave. He began suffering from acid reflux symptoms. Later, his CT scan revealed that he got a stomach tumor. He underwent gastrectomy to remove his stomach, the tumor, and all cancerous cells.
He began his journey to the greatness within the NHL. He had six 100-plus-point seasons throughout his nine years with the team, 1984-85 proved to be his most remarkable career years as he achieved his peak state making a history of posting 130 points. This came with 53 goals and 77 assists. Hawerchuk also won Memorial Cup MVP in 1981. The death resulted primarily from stomach cancer. His health issue started last year in September when he took a leave to go under his first chemotherapy.
Losing his spark by a paining hip, he retired at 34. Over his whole career, he scored 518 goals. He was nicknamed ‘Ducky’ in his fellows. It is also said that some personal issues broke his marriage. An assistant coach Todd Miller, spent 10 years with him on the Colts bench revealed that he was dilapidated because of his broken family and for the loss of his unknown “best friend.”.
“After an incredibly brave and difficult battle with cancer, our dad has passed away. My family is so proud of him and the way he fought. #HawerchukStrong,”.
Notably, he as a teenager got fame as,’ Rookie of the Year ‘ once _ also, he became the youngest recipient in NHL to score 100 points. In the opinion of most, he did not have the best speed but he had the skill for winning anything that he commits himself to. He knew what to do near the goal. His fans say that he was an amazing coach, an excellent mentor, and an ice hockey icon. New players will always be inspired by his dedication and love for the game and of course the love for his team